Hi, I’m Ileana, welcome to my world.
I’m inspired by people and their stories, the wonders of this planet, the colours of the ocean, the laughter of kids, the magic of fashion and the special moments that make each life amazing.
Photography is my passion. To capture what I see and transform it into beautiful artwork is what I love to do.
I was born and raised in Italy, where fashion and style come with the passport. At age 3 I learned that orange and purple don’t get along; at 12 a picture of Giorgio Armani was hanging on my wall; at 16 I was modeling for an Italian designer.
Michelangelo and Botticelli were my idols, along with French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and every Travel Channel’s reporter.
At 18 I started traveling and never stopped: after 10 years wandering the world, I settled in Provo, Turks & Caicos Islands and now call it home.
The facts: I have been a professional photographer for 15 years, learning, growing and building my career with Brilliant by Tropical Imaging. I’ve been trained by the world’s leading photographers and my work has won Awards of Excellence at WPPI.
Attimi is my dream come true: a personal approach to every event, attention to detail, and the care of a boutique studio in collaboration with the best production team. My goal is to create stunning, sun-kissed, fashion-inspired, story-telling images and suspend your special moments in time, capturing everlasting memories.
The fun facts: I love to fly and dive; I speak 4 languages and I’m working on the 5th one. I’m a cross between a princess and a beach bum, I want to visit every country of the world (47 checked), I’m addicted to gelato, the sun, high heels and the ocean.
Why am I so passionate about my job? Happy people, glamorous events, unique celebrations, stunning dresses, fabulous shoes, the Turks & Caicos as my playground… what’s not to love?!?
Enough about me, I want to hear your story…
If you are curious, check out my interview and 12 pages + cover editorial published on In Lakesh Magazine